White Sox vs Pirates Prediction - MLB Picks 4/7/23
Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2) vs Chicago White Sox (3-4)
Game Info: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 4:12 pm (PNC Park)
Rich Hill (0-1) (5.40) vs Lucas Giolito (0-0) (3.60)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +120 / Chicago White Sox -140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago White Sox will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 1 of their series on Friday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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The Chicago White Sox are 3-4 this season after they lost two out of three games in their series against the Giants. The Chicago pitching staff has a 6.93 ERA, a 1.75 WHIP, and a .271 opponent batting average this year. The White Sox offense has scored 32 runs with a .287 batting average and a .341 on base percentage. Yoan Moncada is batting .440 with two home runs and five RBI’s for the White Sox. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Lucas Giolito, who is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 5.0 innings pitched this year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-2 this season after they swept the Boston Red Sox in three games in their last series. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 3.46 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .214 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 23 runs with a .211 batting average and a .293 on base percentage this season. Bryan Reynolds is batting .417 with four home runs and seven RBI’s for the Pirates. The projected starting pitcher for Pittsburgh is Rich Hill, who is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 5.0 innings pitched this season.
Chicago is 12-2 in their last 14 interleague road games and 13-3 in their last 16 games against the NL Central. The over is 7-0 in Chicago’s last 7 games. Pittsburgh is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games. The under is 4-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 games. The under is 5-1-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Pirates are coming off of a great series sweep in Boston, where they out scored Boston by a total of 13-8. Chicago lost two out of three games against the Giants and allowed a lot of runs in the series. The White Sox will turn to Lucas Giolito, who pitched fine in his season debut. The Pirates will have Rich Hill on the mound, who allowed three runs over five innings in his first start. I think the White Sox have a sizable advantage in this pitching matchup and I like them to get the win.
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